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JoshInJapan wrote:Nice work on the DZ terrain. I'm a big fan of the blocky, modular look, and it's always a joy to have ideas to steal, er, emulate.

The townhouse is quite excellent. I have nothing in my terrain collection with a playable interior. I may have to rectify that.

Cheers buddy. Interiors are a faff, to be sure. Every so often I think I need to print more scatter - bed, tables, hearth - then I can't really be arsed. I might just buy some more of mantic's excellent dungeon scatter.

In the meantime, here's the other "half" of the Moonstone terrain, the Wizard's Tower:

Pretty much a full pack of gw creeping vines added to it. They're very handy, though not cheap.

For the interior, I decided to try for a starry night inspired map room. I'm not entirely sure it works, but I kinda like it.

And some shots of it as part of my town, Tumbledown

Action shots!



Really pleased, just need to (a) get more Moonstone painted and (b) get it actually played
In terms of the rest of the paint heap, I think this week it's going to be Venom, Kingpin and Enchantress for MCP, at the suggestion of insta followers (insta.graven, folks, go check it out ). I *might* rearrange the hobby space as well, to make better use of my desk (which, frankly, is a riot).
Still on a bit of card gaming kick, we've been playing even more Boss Monster and started our Guardians of the Galaxy campaign as well, with Agent Venom (Aggression), Star-Lord (Leadership) and Nebula (Justice) as our team. Pretty solid, Justice feels like a bit of weird build for Nebula but as a Guardians Team-Up it worked really well. Had a lovely moment where we had Rocket, Groot, Adam Warlock and Cosmo out as well, enabling maximum team-up shenanigans. Star-Lord is ridiculous, you take massive risks by taking extra encounters from the villain deck but get huge rewards for doing so, and given that Nebula also runs off the villain deck that could get dicey in later scenarios (when the Villain deck runs out, they reshuffle and get better). Venom continues to be a solid run-and-gun machine.
Hey ho, and another week beckons,
Graven

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So I've gone a bit monochrome...

There's no black and white, Mr. Murdoch, only shades of grey...

This month's Dark Elf Dare on insta is monochrome, with one spot colour allowed. I decided that I think of Kingpin all in white, so ran with that.

I have decided I need to raise my game when it comes to faces, and he was the perfect excuse to try.

Generally, I'm rather pleased. But he's not the only one that's making monochrome (online meetings with your camera off are great for productivity )

Spider-Man? I hate that guy!

Lovely print, and the paperclip tentacles seem to have done the trick. Obviously went with red as a spot colour.

This is the best rendering of the colours. I'd been fiddling with the macro settings on my phone for Kingpin, and finally had it working, or so I though the freehand logo was a faff, but turned out ok in the end, I think.
And on the subject of ridiculous tongues, more Akaname for FoFo

These ones are Belly of the Beast themed, because it's gross, mostly Past 750 fig mark for the year, don't really have a "target" number in my head though 777 appeals .
Enchantress is next for MCP, she'll be later this week probably though: busy couple of days ahead, and no game night tonight because it's the Bake-off final Might take a bit of a super-break, maybe take a pass at my Veer-Myn or some Moonstone (Lord Fancyhat himself, perhaps) - the skin/face test on Kingpin was also a bit of a test run for the Commonwealth humans. Need to build the Sanctum Sanctorum though too...
Graven

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Fisk looking great, the face definitely shows the extra effort and the contrast of the suit is super, still looks white while not being boring to look at.

Terrain up the page is awesome to see all laid out as well.

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I thought the jolly Fat Man wore red and had a white beard. Well at least we know how he funds all those toys for girls and boys .


Venom looks like a scary beast there.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
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Kingpin has always been one of my favorite villains in the MCU. Manipulating those around him with a bit of super strength if needed. I really like how his face turned out and that white suit, nice!
Venom must be hitting the gym lately as he’s looking pretty buff. Black is a hard color to pull off and you’ve done a great job with it.
I really like the terrain you’ve been working on too, never a dull moment on your plog.
   
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Awesome work on the Kingpin! Great job graven, especially on the face.

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Those akaname are wonderfully gross. Which is appropriate, based on my research (which in this case translates as "reading the WIkipedia entry.")

Josh kicks off the New Year with Chaos Familiars

Painting Total as of 1/2/2022: 3

Painting Total for 2021: 113 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades!






 
   
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Great work on Kingpin and love the interior of the Wizard tower. You didn't happen to watch Tangled, before you painted that?

And I'm glad that you went with the options you used with Deadpool and Bob, because now I can always see them in your gallery whilst I built the "serious" versions (for a given value of serious)
   
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Paradigm wrote:Fisk looking great, the face definitely shows the extra effort and the contrast of the suit is super, still looks white while not being boring to look at.
Terrain up the page is awesome to see all laid out as well.

Thanks old son. I do like a white suit, I imagine I'll do Moon Knight in the same way.

Theophony wrote:I thought the jolly Fat Man wore red and had a white beard. Well at least we know how he funds all those toys for girls and boys .
Venom looks like a scary beast there.

Ain't nothing jolly about Wilson Fisk Many thanks.

Yorkright wrote: Kingpin has always been one of my favorite villains in the MCU. Manipulating those around him with a bit of super strength if needed. I really like how his face turned out and that white suit, nice!
Venom must be hitting the gym lately as he’s looking pretty buff. Black is a hard color to pull off and you’ve done a great job with it.
I really like the terrain you’ve been working on too, never a dull moment on your plog.

Thanks, I wonder whether I should've gone for deeper shadows - but nevertheless, much appreciated.

Gitsplitta wrote:Awesome work on the Kingpin! Great job graven, especially on the face.

Very grateful, it's definitely what I need to improve generally. Hurrah for 40mm!

JoshInJapan wrote:Those akaname are wonderfully gross. Which is appropriate, based on my research (which in this case translates as "reading the WIkipedia entry."

Oh, they are indeed disgusting creatures and I do need to crack on with FoFo It's our big "plan" over the festive period as a game to play.

Viterbi wrote:Great work on Kingpin and love the interior of the Wizard tower. You didn't happen to watch Tangled, before you painted that?
And I'm glad that you went with the options you used with Deadpool and Bob, because now I can always see them in your gallery whilst I built the "serious" versions (for a given value of serious)

Lol. My wife and 5yr old daughter said pretty much the same thing. It was absolutely intentional, yes - I even originally considered doing the interior paintings more directly in the style of the movie. "given value of serious" It is funny how we're pretty much painting the same thing at the same time though. The conclave (marvel super-wizards) are on my to-do.

On the very subject of magic, this week I've been working away on the Sanctum Sanctorum.

What looked at first to be a really well-designed kit (and at around $£70, it bloody well should be) turned out to have some real gapping problems (my persistent complaint about Atomic Mass plastics). I bit the bullet and gs'd it - I know milliput is more cost effective but I hate trying to sculpt it and I wanted to include the brick work.

I could, in theory, add a ridge of stonework all the way round between the floors, but I think my handiwork has just about done the trick. It was a lot of work, but hopefully worth it. I've got a dropper of the primer colour on order (AP Fur Brown) so hopefully that should do the trick.

I always think it's funny how I get less hobby done on the weekend. It's just the nature of life with kids I guess. However, we DID get a fairly large distraction ... a pile of review stuff from Asmodee UK and loads of things from them, hasbro and others for Xmas giveaway over on my bigcomicpage.com blog. Currently up to about £750 of stuff. Not shabby.
For me, there's Dormammu, Moon Knight, Blade, 7 Wonders, Unfathomable and...

DESCENT! YASSSSSS! This is a box of glory:

So much stuff, and packs away neatly.

And the minis are beautiful, super crisp hard plastic.

Enemies have base slots for levels, and
notches for the colour blind or visually impaired, whilst terrain stacks and builds as you explore, guided by the app.

Genius.
Think this will distract us a wee while

Enchantress next, and then perhaps some FoFo. Who knows?

Graven


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That's rough with the Sanctum and makes me rethink, if I will get it eventually. But wasn't planned for the foreseeable future in any case.

But great start, excited to see it finished. And still envy you your wizards, will be some time, until I'll order those.
   
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Nice job on Kingpin!

Shame about the Santorum, for the money they cost you'd think the Marvel Crisis stuff wouldn't be such a hassle to assemble.

   
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Viterbi wrote:That's rough with the Sanctum and makes me rethink, if I will get it eventually. But wasn't planned for the foreseeable future in any case.

But great start, excited to see it finished. And still envy you your wizards, will be some time, until I'll order those.

It is certainly frustrating that I effectively "lost" hobby time to it this week. I still need to build Voodoo and Hood, need to raid the skull pile to amp up the spooky factor.

aku-chan wrote:Nice job on Kingpin!

Shame about the Sanctorum, for the money they cost you'd think the Marvel Crisis stuff wouldn't be such a hassle to assemble.

Cheers my friend. Yeah, it is a PITA. Some of the figs are really stunning but the issues are deeply frustrating.

Enchantress, as promised

The purple of the belt is not exactly cannon but my lovely 5 year old was colouring in a picture of her and went for that colour for the belt and I rather liked it (contrasting colours and all that). Plus, now our versions march

I also shaded the skin with violet, though less sure that worked.

Tried to do the swirly green energy of a very different base colour and I think there's enough variety there.

Love a cape.

I'm almost encouraged to do my Green Lantern corps now... Almost
The rest of the work pile just now is Taskmaster, Baron Zemo, Clea, Brother Voodoo (needs more skulls! ), Cap and SamCap. I foresee more blue in my future...
Graven

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Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

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Mostly, on my phone.

Ended up blasting through one more model for November... Taskmaster!

Photo has come out a bit grainy. Hmm.

Always thought that Taskmaster was a cool villain. I'm still on the fence about the MCU take, but then the Black Widow movie is a bit meh generally.

I do, as I say, love a cape.

I'm trying to get ahead on my to-do stack, but the weather has turned milder today so getting some more stuff primed is the priority. Wee fella's youth club is off (C-19 ), so he's going us for games night and we're off to Frostmarket tonight (the main town in Descent) to buy, trade, gamble, drink and probably end up getting stabbed.
Good times ahead
Graven

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Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

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 inmygravenimage wrote:
... but then the Black Widow movie is a bit meh generally.


Thems fight'n words! It's clearly the best Bond film in *years!*

Nice work on Taskmaster though, so I'll let you off.

   
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DZ terrain looks good, you spent a bit more effort on it than mine, and it really paid off

   
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endtransmission wrote:
inmygravenimage wrote: ... but then the Black Widow movie is a bit meh generally.

Thems fight'n words! It's clearly the best Bond film in *years!*
Nice work on Taskmaster though, so I'll let you off.

Well, here's to us I think it has great bits but the villain is profoundly disappointing. Thanks for kind words on Taskmaster though.
Slinky wrote:DZ terrain looks good, you spent a bit more effort on it than mine, and it really paid off

You are most kind, but yours is excellent! I need to get on with the other bits, we've got a bunch of the mail-order Mantic point heroes coming in the next couple of days so I'm hoping that'll get the kids keen to play again.

My plans to prime went to pot as RL got in the way. Busy, busy. But, instead, chipping away at the to-do pile with some work on the core box.

Baron Zemo. I've tried to tone down the 4-color-comic look with him for a more muted plum, more in-keeping with his MCU depiction (Daniel Bruhl is just SO good).

I also used this as an opportunity to play about with reflective blades, which I'm still on the fence about but it's always good to try new techniques. But every villain needs a hero, right? And who could be more heroic than...

The Star-Spangled Man himself, Captain America!

Lovely model to paint, great pose. Went for a slightly deeper blue than last time when I did the KM metal version.

And then I thought [i]WELL if I'm doing Cap I might as well do...[i]

SAMERICA! I have always loved Sam Wilson, even his 70s Falcon get-up, being my namesake.

This is a stunning, if slightly terrifyingly wobbly, model. I enjoyed painting it way more than I expected, though.

Continuing to rumble through the hobby heap, I think I'm ready to call the Sanctum done.

In the end, the repaired brickwork looks... fine. It does the job.

Still not worth 70 dollarpounds.

And the start of Advent means beer and reaper miniatures

Love this dryad, great sylvaneth vibe

Lovely addition to my fantasy townsfolk.

Chugging away, I'm upgrading the bases for Brother Voodoo and Clea (the latter is a particularly dull sculpt, so I'm adding some Dark Dimension energy) but Tengu and other Fofo are what the instagram crowd have asked for - good to get a bit of variety.
Graven

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

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Congrats on being done with the Sanctum, your repairs worked well! Zemo looks great, although I'm still on the edge about the mini. But totally agree with Brühl being great, his appearance in FATWS was the high mark.

Love both Caps, one is waiting for paint at my desk too (core one), but has to get in line and wait a bit more.
   
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Sam looks smashing, great model and done well! Sanctum looks good as well, does MCP have rules for lobbing buildings at people like DCUMG foes?

I feel like I'm still waiting for MCU Zemo to really be Zemo to be honest. His performance is great in Civil War, but that really felt like a proto-version of the character to me. I do hope the various setup moments are leading towards us getting MCU Thunderbolts with him in the lead, though!

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I'm rather a fan of the four-color comics version of Baron Zemo, but yours is quite lovely as well. The Sanctum looks good-- does it have a game-able interior? Also, Brother Voodoo?! I never, even in my wildest dreams, imagined that he'd appear in 28mm form.

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Lots of lovely stuff on these new pages (I would comment on the 'Classico Blog' stuff, but it's already slipped my mind - suffice to say it was all cool, nuff said )

Great looking sanctum, but, perhaps obviously, it's the fofo gribblies that caught my eye, luvverly. All those big guys are pretty cool too.

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Cool Marvel stuff again, Zemo in his more muted colour scheme is particularly nifty.

   
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Viterbi wrote:Congrats on being done with the Sanctum, your repairs worked well! Zemo looks great, although I'm still on the edge about the mini. But totally agree with Brühl being great, his appearance in FATWS was the high mark.
Love both Caps, one is waiting for paint at my desk too (core one), but has to get in line and wait a bit more.

Thanks kindly. Yeah, he was absolutely the highlight of FATWS I'm so nearly finished core that I'm determined now to get it done, just Iron Man and Captain Marvel to do, though I need to top up my range of blues first (running low). Luckily, I won a £25 paypal voucher so that's gone straight onto Vallejo supplies (VGC purples, blues, and staples like VMC Deck Tan and VM Air Black).

Paradigm wrote:Sam looks smashing, great model and done well! Sanctum looks good as well, does MCP have rules for lobbing buildings at people like DCUMG foes?
I feel like I'm still waiting for MCU Zemo to really be Zemo to be honest. His performance is great in Civil War, but that really felt like a proto-version of the character to me. I do hope the various setup moments are leading towards us getting MCU Thunderbolts with him in the lead, though!

I do know what you mean about him, and I am very keen to see the Thunderbolts on screen also; I did find FATWAS You can throw buildings at people, and indeed people at people - everything has a size rating - though not everyone can throw because it's essentially a "superpower". However, there's no falling/pushing rules - it's essentially a 2-D game with volumetric LOS /blocking, and the lack of such mechanics is my major gripe with the game. The power mechanics and team building are better than DCU, but, on balance, I still think DCU is the better Super-Power game, even if KM are an utter shambles.

JoshInJapan wrote:I'm rather a fan of the four-color comics version of Baron Zemo, but yours is quite lovely as well. The Sanctum looks good-- does it have a game-able interior? Also, Brother Voodoo?! I never, even in my wildest dreams, imagined that he'd appear in 28mm form.

Why thank you. No, no playable interior alas. It would've been easy to do as well (from a casting perspective) and, in retrospect, I should've at least put a floor in but the game also has no rules for interiors. Another irksome element. Yeah, the Brother Voodoo sculpt is great, too (especially with my additional ) though I'm not entirely sure how good he is in game - he feels a good deal weaker than the other magic users, though large base size makes him relatively mobile and more difficult to be thrown (base size correlates with model Size).

monkeytroll wrote:Lots of lovely stuff on these new pages (I would comment on the 'Classico Blog' stuff, but it's already slipped my mind - suffice to say it was all cool, nuff said )
Great looking sanctum, but, perhaps obviously, it's the fofo gribblies that caught my eye, luvverly. All those big guys are pretty cool too.

Well thanks lol I am certainly wrestling with FoFo!

aku-chan wrote:Cool Marvel stuff again, Zemo in his more muted colour scheme is particularly nifty.

Cheers buddy!

In fact, proof that I play games other than MCP (as if I actually ever play games)... Tengu for Forbidden Fortress!

Some slight reshaping, as they're monopose figures. I do love the way they capture the yokai feel though.

I had originally planned to do them in the turquoise/yellow scheme I'd done for the mutant samurai clan, but in the end went for something a bit more vibrant.

Now at the point where most of my FoFo enemies are painted - it's relative, though, there's still masses : bandits and many mutant ashigaru, riflemen and samurai, plus A FREAKIN' DRAGON.

But, I have been working on a particular favourite MCP figure also.

Brother Voodoo! Additional base skulls really do the trick, I think. The hell of dakka superzoom makes me realise I need to address the glow around the left eye though.

He's some sculpt. And I do love doing cape work.

Advent Updates. Day 3 I got this rather sinister plague doctor.

I think he'll be an excellent addition to a post-xmas project of a Venice-themed Book-nook (a vignette you insert into a bookcase) featuring some Carnevale miniatures (such as the one I previously painted as Alice for BMG
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Day 4 is a lovely drow potion and trinket seller.


And for day 5, a rather generic ranger/archer.

I mean pragmatically he's a great DnD fig, just less useful to me.

Let's see what's a coming next week!
Graven


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That pox doctor mini is great, nothing looks more helpful and sinister at the same time as a medical practitioner in that garb

Winged people give me a bit of a Flash Gordon vibe, cool color choice. And Brother Voodoo looks amazing. Atm he's not on my (too long) wishlist, but that may change.

Hope the paint arrives soon, so you can finish the core set. Iron Man was actually my first painted mini and I now have Cap Am, Cap Marvel and Crossbones left. Cpt. Marvel should be the easiest, blue contrast, red contrast and separate both colors with gold
   
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Viterbi wrote:That pox doctor mini is great, nothing looks more helpful and sinister at the same time as a medical practitioner in that garb
Winged people give me a bit of a Flash Gordon vibe, cool color choice. And Brother Voodoo looks amazing. Atm he's not on my (too long) wishlist, but that may change.
Hope the paint arrives soon, so you can finish the core set. Iron Man was actually my first painted mini and I now have Cap Am, Cap Marvel and Crossbones left. Cpt. Marvel should be the easiest, blue contrast, red contrast and separate both colors with gold

Thanks on all counts, yeah paints came and hope to crack on with Carol this week. I feel the need to do some FoFo though and clear my backlog, I prepped all the remaining bandits and clansmen at the weekend (apart from the bases for the 3 giant mutant samurai) and it's all block painting so it's mostly methodical and tedious. That'll just leave the heroes and the dragon, but I need to have semi-decent weather again first.

No other painting over the weekend, but some good stuff nonetheless. We went out with the kids for some food (and a drink) on Friday, which buoyed me up enormously (post Moderna bleurgh). Wife was out Saturday so watched Venom 2 - outstanding, you don't really need to have seen the first one but it is enormously good fun. Very silly, absolute romp, and does leave you wanting more (but not in a bad way).

Also had a massive hobby-sort.
I have surprisingly little unbuilt just now: Avenger Strike Fighters, Sinestro & Corps, Wonder Woman 84, Dormammu, Moon Knight & Blade. Helped elder spawn build the Asterians (deadzone 3) he got for his birthday though, not that he needed much help (bloody teenagers) I'd really like to chug through my backlog by xmas (hey, I bought myself the Avengers last xmas).
Part of this way motivated by the fact that I'm no longer sharing the study with the dog (which was always the plan once he hit 6 months), so my wonderful wife got me a new geek rug <3

It also conveniently covers the buggered-up lip of the floor hatch

The hell of clearouts but nearly there. More space, actually able to use my painting desk instead of crouching over the desktop (the big cupboard belongs to herself, tis full of cake stuff).

We managed to do the first mission versus the Collector last night, crazy hard (he removes from play your discarded cards into his Collection, and when it hits 15, you lose) and just scraped through (but you yourself still get added to The Collection - escape is the next mission). Great fun, Star-Lord is bonkers but in a really good way, maximum risk/reward - totally unplayable out of the box though, you need a sizeable collection to fine-tune the deck :/ Venom and Nebula are rock-hard and super-versatile, although Nebula runs off discard so it was very hairy at points! I'm working on a Hulk deck atm as I'm determined to make him viable and, well, SMASH. Picked up a spare Valkyire deck with an ebay voucher and am currently gutting it for parts, whilst retooling the Valkyrie stuff for a mate.
And because I need more to paint...

This genius Reaper Chaos gatling mutant was today's advent treat, he's going to get drafted for Dredd/Strontium Dog, my Mutant Marauders are a little light on the heavy firepower so he'll fit nicely. I'm acutely aware there's a fair Lovely smooth, light beer too
So, hoping to tackle Captain Marvel, maybe Iron Man and at least some FoFo this week. We'll see
Graven

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Again heaps of great stuff going on here. I’m really impressed how good these marvel sculpts are and the quality of your painting skills. Enjoying the beer posts too.
   
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6 foot underwater

Brother Voodoo looks great, adding those skulls worked a treat.

Plague doctor is certainly the nicest of those advent adventurers, always going to make an interesting mini. Although the latest one with his big horns and bigger gun does top him.

Nice rug, and cool piece of Boba/Darth art!

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Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Nice work on Brother Voodoo (No idea who he is though!)

   
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Japan

Wow, that's not the Brother Voodoo that I [urlhttp://www.marveldirectory.com/individuals/b/brothervoodoo.htm]remember[/url]. You did a good job on him.

Josh kicks off the New Year with Chaos Familiars

Painting Total as of 1/2/2022: 3

Painting Total for 2021: 113 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades!






 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Yorkright wrote: Again heaps of great stuff going on here. I’m really impressed how good these marvel sculpts are and the quality of your painting skills. Enjoying the beer posts too.

Given how insanenly expensive the figs are, the sculpts really should be top-notch Not sure about my skills but certainly I am trying. I'm enjoying the beer too

monkeytroll wrote:Brother Voodoo looks great, adding those skulls worked a treat.
Plague doctor is certainly the nicest of those advent adventurers, always going to make an interesting mini. Although the latest one with his big horns and bigger gun does top him.
Nice rug, and cool piece of Boba/Darth art!

Ah yes, one of my other pieces of nerd decor! I have many more, and many yet to put up, alas
aku-chan wrote:Nice work on Brother Voodoo (No idea who he is though!)

The houngan supreme, master of magic of the spirits. And, thanks!

JoshInJapan wrote:Wow, that's not the Brother Voodoo that I remember. You did a good job on him.

Ah, the 70s! I think - but don't quote me on this - the redesign correlates with his time as Doctor Voodoo, Sorcerer Supreme in Strange's absence. Cheers!

A very quiet week hobby-wise, it's prelim (mock) exam season so marking workload is bananas - between that and doing xmas family type stuff with the kids, I'm barely cracking open a paint pot, although I have done a bit more on some FoFo and Lanterns:

TBH, things won't really calm down now till 22nd, end of term; so apologies in advance if it's a bit quiet on the graven front. Advent, however, continues to be both productive and delicious:

Tuesday: a ridiculously smooth beer, and an excellent cackling, crouching witch! I got one similar in my calendar last year, as it happens, but she got stolen by little miss to paint, so it'll be nice to have one myself - again, love me some fantasy townsfolk for Moonstone! I've got my preordered Vespa (faerie riding a wasp) and Mystics (faun/faerie dual faction characters) and my KS order has dispatched - The Arising campaign (with rules for townsfolk too!), campaign deck, Promo enraged Faerie Queen and Voth. The latter is particularly exciting as he's the first of the game's wizards (that everyone is scurrying around trying to sell Moonstones to) and he's bonkers powerful: as a result, he's also the first piece to count as 2 models for your troupe size (of 6) - well actually, 3, because he must be taken with his (weasly, weedy) Homunculus servant also.

Wednesday brought this mighty Barbarian! Another reasonable addition to stock fantasy characters, great Heroquest / Frostgrave vibe to this chap. Plus, a very juicy beer indeed.

Thursday, an excellent nautical type. Very Call-Me-Ishmael. With Dominion human pirates coming in The Arising he'll fit right in with the townsfolk. And quite rightly, the beer is aquatic also

And today, I got an excellent undead wolf type to menace and generally ravage. No Beer pic, but that's cos I'm off to the pub tonight and they don't let you bring your pets Bear in mind my beer advent is more a self-made odyssey to celebrate small brewers. Hectic weekend, too - xmas party for little one, theatre for Christmas Carol (excellent production, much big puppetry), seeing old friends and out for dinner with my parents. Busy busy!

Graven

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 39 
   
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6 foot underwater

Lantern Corps looking good there, Guy in particular, although I can't say why that sculpt calls to me more than Hal, or even Kilowog.

And samurai with tentacles?

Nonchalant nautical navigator is pretty cool.

Enjoy the weekend and beer.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
 
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